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The past 30 days in technology for development

Updated: APC at RightsCon 2016

23 March 2016
(Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

APC staff and members will be in San Francisco next week for RightsCon Si

Feminist Africa e-spaces:e-politics

Feminist Africa (FA) is a continental gender studies journal that provides a platform for intellectual and activist research, dialogue and strategy. Currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, FA is guided by a profound commitment to transforming gender hierarchies in Africa, and seeks to redress injustice and inequality in its content and design.

4 Ways We Can Better Engage Smallholder Farmers Using ICT

An essential component for successfully engaging smallholder farmers using technology comes from providing a voice, a dialogue, with the farmers themselves. This coupling of human engagement to information and communication technologies was a core idea debated at the Technology Salon on How Can We Better Engage with Smallholder Farmers? Over 30 thought leaders exchanged perspectives...

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration

18 March 2016
(Mike Jensen for APCNews)

Advances in the use of ICTs have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression, but these technology advances are also leading to growing consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence

Humanitarian Innovation Jam

(Kampala, Uganda) The UNHCR’s Humanitarian Innovation Jam will be held in Kampala from the 21st to the 23rd March 2016.

Competitiveness of the Philippine IT industry: what lies ahead

The Philippine IT industry is the outgrowth of the semi- conductor industry that flourished in the 1980s when the country became part of the global production network of multinational companies feeding the global market with IT products, particularly semiconductor.

Services: today's most prolific industry

If agriculture has historically been the engine of economic growth of the Philippines, it looks like a new engine is driving it these days—services. Services is where the real growth is actually coming as this issue’s banner article discusses. Not only does it contribute significantly to economic output, it also creates millions of jobs.

E-commerce in the Philippines: a preliminary stocktaking

With the rapid advancement in information and communication technology (ICT) and the equally rapid spread of the Internet, a new system has emerged to revolutionize international trade and business--e-commerce. E-commerce has definitely come of age. Unfortunately, not yet for the Philippines.

High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

(UN Headquarters, New York) The 70th President of the General Assembly will host a High Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to significantly increase international

Design for a feminist internet (PDF)

17 March 2016
(Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

The Feminist Principles of the Internet is a document that articulates feminist analysis around c

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